Monday, January 5, 2009

Congratulations Lauren and Dave!

Posted by Kelly Simants


Love this wedding! Lauren first called me from Florida and told me she was going to be planning her wedding long-distance and that she wasn’t going to be in Seattle until the week of her wedding. She was finishing up her degree while her fiancĂ© Dave was in Canada also working on his last few months of school…and in the meantime, they had just started planning their wedding which was 6 months away. Talk about busy lives!! As Lauren and I were chatting, she told me that one of the most important things to her was to find a wedding planner who could help bring both families together during the week of the wedding – her family is from Arkansas and Dave’s is from Canada, so this was truly a destination wedding as all guests visited Seattle from out-of-town. She wanted to make sure her wedding celebration provided a fun, relaxing ambiance for her family and friends. When I told her that my in-laws are also from Arkansas, and that we faced the same challenges with my own wedding in wanting to make sure we created this same ambiance, we instantly bonded! :)



DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Washington provided the perfect atmosphere for a beautiful outdoor wedding that would showcase all that the Northwest has to offer! Also, for their rehearsal dinner they took all of their guests on a private tour of Safeco Field, and then hit Pyramid Brewery afterwards where guests not only enjoyed dinner, but their favor bags filled with peanuts, popcorn, and cracker jacks!

All of these images were captured by the fabulous Michelle Moore, who made Lauren and Dave feel instantly at ease. Michelle was a blast to work with!












Special bottle of DeLille that served as the "guest book"!
The front of DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Washington


The incredible team from Ravishing Radish provided an exquisite buffet with a Northwest flair which included pan-roasted wild salmon, garlic mashed potatoes, and a delicious Pike Place Market Organic Baby Greens Salad with strawberries, gouda, spicy walnuts, and preserved lemon vinaigrette!


We created a little lemonade "stand" with raspberry, classic, and lavendar lemonades...yum!

Fabulous Vendors Lauren and Dave Selected:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: DeLille Cellars
Catering: Ravishing Radish
Florist: Chic Celebrations
Ceremony Trio: Windstrings
Hair and Makeup: Gene Juarez at Redmond Town Center
Photographer: Michelle Moore Photography
Cake: ML's Kitchen
Rehearsal Dinner: Safeco Field Tour and Pyramid Brewery

4 comments:

  1. Yay! Thank you Kelly :) This post is amazing! I love the story about Lauren & Dave's wedding...they are such an amazing couple :)

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  2. The wine bottle idea is fantastic! And the weather is so nostalgic--I wish things would hurry up and be green again.
    I love your postings and how they tell the complete story of the beautiful day. You really have a gift :)

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  3. Thanks Erin and Michelle! I know...looking forward to things turning green again too! :)

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  4. I LOVE all the details you have in this wedding! Absolutely gorgeous! Especially the delicate pomander balls lining the aisle, bamboo chairs and centerpieces with sweetpeas!

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